New Mexico Lobos (0-1) at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:00 pm (Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium)
The Line: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors -15.5 -- Over/Under:62.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Mexico Lobos and the Hawaii Warriors meet in Mountain West conference college football action from Aloha Stadium on Saturday night.
The New Mexico Lobos will try to rebound after starting their season with a 38-21 loss to San Jose State last time out. Tevaka Tuioti threw for 294 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception on 20 of 35 passing while also rushing for a team-high 69 yards and a score and Bobby Cole had 40 rushing yards for the Lobos in the loss. Andrew Erickson has a team-high 72 receiving yards and a touchdown on 3 catches while Emmanuel Logan-Greene had a team-high 6 catches for 47 yards and Cedric Patterson III added a TD grab as well in the losing effort. Defensively, Brandon Shook and Tavian Combe each had a team-high 10 total tackles with Shook adding 7 solo tackles to Combs’ 6. Jerrick Reed II had a tackle for a loss and Ben Bertram had New Mexico’s lone sack in the loss.
The Hawaii Warriors will look to bounce back after a 31-7 loss to Wyoming to fall back to 1-1 this season. Chevan Cordeiro has thrown for 339 yards and an interception on 54.4% passing while Miles Reed leads Hawaii with 163 rushing yards and Cordeiro is 2nd with 117 rushing yards and a pair of rushing TDs. Calvin Turner also has a pair of rushing scores while Jared Smart leads Hawaii in receiving with 121 receiving yards on 11 catches. Defensively, Darius Muasau has a team-high 25 total tackles including 17 solo tackles this season.
New Mexico is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-17 ATS in their last 21 conference games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road underdog. Hawaii is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 10-26-1 ATS in their last 37 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 conference games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
The flight from Hawaii to the mainland and vice versa can be extremely draining, and Hawaii has an edge if you can call it that as these guys are used to it. However, while New Mexico’s lost nine straight conference games by double-digits, this still feels like a lot to give to a Lobos team that can still score, it’s just the defense that’s been bringing up the rear in a lot of these games. This just feels like too many points, it’s a lean, but I’ll back New Mexico and the points in this one.